The Complete EBONE Up and Running !!!
- Date: Sat, 26 Sep 92 23:08:33 +0200
To the European IP community,
This is to inform you that today, Sunday 26 September 1992, the final
link of the initially defined EBONE, the London-Montpellier link, was
put in place. The EBONE is now complete as a resilient pan-European IP
September 1, 1991, after an initiative by Kees Neggers, a small group
of people gathered for the first time, in an office building outside
Amsterdam, to see if it could be possible to build a pan-European IP
backbone. Today, 390 days later, the full backbone is up and running.
Without all the voluntary efforts put in this would never have been
possible. As a result we today see one of the worlds technically most
advanced backbones in Europe.
I must admit I have never seen a group with so much expertise gathered
around the table and with so much enthusiasm in making this knowledge
serve the European networking user community. I will by this give my
deep gratitude to all those people involved in the fulfillment of the
first pan-European IP backbone.
To make it short:
WE MADE IT!!!
There is some bottles of champaign waiting in Paris :-)
See you there all of you,
Chair of the EBONE Action Team.